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The Family Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapter 20 Summary

Kitty Kelley
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Chapter 20 Summary and Analysis

This chapter follows the Bush fortunes as the family gains political clout through the career rise of George H.W. Bush. The use of family connections has long been a Bush tradition, though individual members of the family deny such maneuverings and present themselves as wealthy by their own individual efforts. The peddling of political influence becomes a common practice among the relatives of George H.W. Bush as he serves his terms as Vice President and later President. The most frequently cited abusers of this power include his brother, Prescott Bush, Jr. and his sons, Jeb, Neil, and George.

Prescott Bush uses his brother's name to begin deals with companies in Asia as well as heads of state. Many people feel that his connection to the White House through his brother assures their business ventures will get support in Washington. Though George H.W...

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